Ukraine reports 45 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 6 WIAs in last day

10:40, 09 June 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 45 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and six as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"Although the number of enemy shellings has decreased compared to previous days, the militants more often open fire at front-line settlements, not only on the Ukrainian fortified positions," the headquarters said.

In the Mariupol sector, the Russian occupation forces used 120mm mortars near the villages of Shyrokyne and Vodiane. In the evening, they fired 152mm artillery systems near the village of Sartana. Moreover, they opened fire from 82mm mortars from the western outskirts of the occupied city of Donetsk on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the towns of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka.

Read alsoMilitant shells hit school in eastern Ukraine's KrasnohorivkaThe residential areas of Maryinka fell under militant shelling during the day, resulting in a 50-year-old woman being injured. At about 18:30 Kyiv time, the occupiers started firing artillery systems on the outskirts of Sartana. Artillery shells exploded in the residential area, where the commandant's office of the State Border Guard Service is located. According to the State Border Guard Service, from 18:30 to 19:00, more than 40 artillery shells were launched on its border units. As a result of shelling, buildings and equipment were partially damaged.

"There were no casualties among the military personnel; however, eight border guards suffered concussions," the report says.

Read alsoNo Donbas elections until militants disarmed - KlimkinIn addition, the building and machinery of the local agricultural firm, a gas pipeline and a gas distribution station, where the fire occurred, were damaged as a result of the shelling. Local residents were not injured.

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy used weapons against the Ukrainian Armed Forces 19 times. During the day, the invaders fired 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms of various calibers on Ukrainian fortified positions in the vicinity of the town of Avdiyivka. In the evening, they opened fire from tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. Furthermore, the mercenaries used 82mm mortars near the villages of Zaitseve, Verkhniotoretske and Kamianka.

During the shelling of the Ukrainian fortified positions near Kamianka, several mines hit a part of the village where civilians live. As a result of the shelling, a 15-year-old boy was injured and hospitalized.

In the Luhansk sector, the situation has relatively stabilized, as there were recorded eight militant attacks. In the morning, the militants fired 120mm mortars twice on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Triokhizbenka. In the afternoon and in the evening, they used the same artillery systems against the Ukrainian defenders near the village of Katerynivka.

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